Hello, today I am going to explain about a Christian Season called ‘Lent.’ Lent is a time of preparation of Easter. It is a time to gather together and remember Jesus.
Lent begins on Wednesday the 5 of March (Ash Wednesday) and the last day of Lent ends on Thursday the 17 April (Holy Thursday).
The reason for Lent is to remind us of Jesus’ sacrifice. It is also to remind us of how he went into the Desert and survived the temptation of the Devil. After when Jesus returned from the Desert he rode to Jerusalem on a Donkey and everybody was putting Palms on the ground.
Lent is important because it shows the 40-days and 40-nights that Jesus spent in the Desert fasting and praying. It is also a time for giving up things (almsgiving).
Lent is about Jesus because he gave up 40-days and night without any food and because of his sacrifice for us. But before he was crucified he had his last supper with his disciples. But Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus.
What Catholics or Christians usually do during Lent is give up something (fasting) for 40-days and nights just like what Jesus did.
Purple is the colour of Lent. Because when Jesus was going to be crucified everybody was mocking him of ‘King of the Jews.’ The Pilate and his soldiers put a purple robe over Jesus. The reason why the colour was purple was because purple is the colour of royalty. So that is why the colour is Purple for Lent.
My opinion for Lent is that I think that Lent is a important time because Jesus gave up his life for our sins.